CYCLO CROSS: Mick Ives' team organising British Masters Championships

Spectators welcome and admission free

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 10:09 am
Phil Roach competing last year

A record number of riders will contest the British Masters National Cyclo Cross Championships at the Adventure Sports venue , off Primrose Hill, Warwick on Monday, December 30.

The event is being organised by Mick Ives’ elite racing team Team Jewson - M I Racing - Polypipe - McCann and starts at 1.30pm. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.

At the final event in the National Cyclo Cross series held at York in very muddy conditions Rugby’s veteran ex World Champion, 58 year old Phil Roach finished 10th in the 50 + race.

Starting on the fourth row of the grid, Roach worked his way up into a brilliant fifth place, before getting his machine tangled in course marking tape.

This not only cost him valuable time but more important a chance to make the podium.

The following morning Roach put matters right when he dominated the 50+ race as part of the Central League series at Corby.

In terribly muddy conditions Roach chose to use file tread tyres instead of Studded ones, and rode sections that others were unable to, winning the event comfortably.

The previous weekend Roach had finished a close second competing in the 55+ Welsh Championships.